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Mar 28, 2011 3:00pm EDT
clear that no u.s. boots will be on the ground in libya but how long air strikes by u.s. pilots will continue is on everyone's mind right now. those strikes, which include six more tomahawk missile strike have led to a rapid sweep of forces east to west. in the past 49 hours, rebels from taken key towns and striking at sirte, as we speak, the hometown of moammar gadhafi. nbc's chuck todd live at white house here. some of the president's critic says he should have given the speech that we're expecting tonight before the strikes began. >> reporter: well, look, there was even some debate among some supporters of the president on that very notion. but that's -- that's not going to happen. you can't turn back the clock. so the decision was made. they would wait until there was -- they were done with the u.s. portion of this. and so, it's not a mere coincidence that when the handover to nato to run this no-fly zone is taking place, that the president is going to use the occasion to both make the case for why he made this decision, number one, and number two, it's going to be valedicto
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 3:00pm EST
, and the west coast. it appears the u.s. has escaped significant damage. we'll check in with meteorologist jeff ranieri in san francisco in a moment. first, joining me on the phone from tokyo is our producer, arata yamamoto. hello, arata. >> reporter: hi. >> there have been more than 100 aftershocks of a magnitude of five or greater, i believe. are you feeling these? >> reporter: some of them. not all. i am 188 miles south of the epicenter. ones i feel here are not as many as that. >> and are you seeing any further signs of damage where you are? >> reporter: not here in tokyo. i think the damage that was caused in tokyo, we heard reports of a walkway collapsing and we have reports of death here but that was from the first earthquake, not from the following aftershock. >> i believe the road system, as well, has been damaged in tokyoingtokyo i , a number of high ways closed, correct? >> reporter: the roads are closed. and what's compounded that is the fact that up until around midnight most of the train system was shut down which meant that everyone, people working in tokyo on a friday, busy frid
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
a u.s. f-15 crashes in the libyan desert. the crew, safe. the mission, the mission goes on with was questions over its goals. >>> and the end game. will there be boots on t grou borwee h? >>> we begin in the sands of libya where the wreckage of the f-15 strike eagle has brought down the perils of an air attack into sharp focus. we'll hear from the first reporter on the scene who spoke to fishes who welcomed the downed pilot with open arms. more tomahawk missiles fired the pro-gadhafi targets. by ground, rebel forces launch new attacks out of benghazi. attacks met with ferocious counterfire by gadhafi's forces. >>> in misrata, 40 dead, 189 wounded according to rebels. casualties around the country continue to rise, and at least one allied official, britain's armed forces minister, says he's not ruled out troops being deployed on the ground, if necessary. >>> the impact of these attacks have provoked criticism from other nations. china demanded an immediate cease-fire. brazil has made the same plea. the u.s. nato ally turkey says it will never quote be a side pointing weap
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 3:00pm EDT
have traces of fukushima radiation shown up in milk in two u.s. states? >>> and take that! the young girl who got back at her bullies by shaming them for all the world to see. >>> we begin with a series of new developments of libya. as of today the u.s. has officially handed off control of the mission to nato. the cia is on the ground and has been for several weeks. the debate rages on over whether or not the u.s. should arm the rebels. listen to what robert gates told a congressional hearing about this this morning. >> in terms of providing that training, in terms of providing assistance to them, frankly, there are many countries that can do that, that's not a unique capability for the united states and as far as i'm concerned, somebody else should do that. >> rebel forces fighting concern have been forced to retreat over 100 miles and lost control of critical areas. the libyan foreign minister, the most powerful man outside the gadhafi family, who is now in the uk. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel live in benghazi. it's been a busy 24 hours, richard. >> reporter:
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
lost time and tap all of its potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., vast, generous territory, people, hard working people, we don't have racial problems that affect some african countries or the wars waged in europe, nor the religious conflicts of europe itself. therefore, latin america is called to compromise or commitment with its on fate and, therefore, we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsman. president obama continue to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good looking and president obama has said the same about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of coincidences but the most important is the one we'll find this afternoon and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have partnership that is one where we have all responsibilities and n extensionalist alliance. extensionalist has never been enough to face major problems but a partnership of collaboration between l
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 3:00pm EDT
of condolence, is set to address the nation on the crisis that takes a new turn by the hour. >>> today, the u.s. military began drafting plans to evacuate dependents from several bases in the region. the state department says it's now actively assisting other americans wishing to evacuate. among those heeding these warnings are many of our nbc colleagues. but what will they carry with them? at chicago's o'hare and dallas-ft. worth airports, radiation levels, thankfully low, have been picked up on passengers returning from japan. but the battle and the focus remain on the fukushima station and its crippled reactors. reactor number three, the scene of aerial water bombardment today, brave crew members dropped sea water in a desperate attempt to cool what is being describes as the single greatest threat. the fukushima six reactors, reactor three is the only one housing a mixed fuel known as mox, short for mixed oxide, a material made of reclaimed plutonium, the release of which would pose far more devastating effects than weave seen thus far. reactor four and its lack of water set off the biggest
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
soon be the property of u.s. warplanes and the dictator looks to want no part of that. >>> plus, alarm. the nuclear warning level in japan is raised as these brave men march head long into the worst nuclear disaster of the century. the faces of the heroes of fukushima, unknown, unnamed, facing certain exposure to radiation levels on the rise. their story, just ahead. >>> and this hour, a new crisis developing on the sands of north africa. the united states and its allies, great britain and france, along with other arab nations have now made it clear to libya's dictator, colonel gadhafi that his offensive against rebel forces is over. air asefsets of great britain a france are being rushed to the region to enforce a new no-fly zone and five u.s. navy warships are steaming off libya's coast, set to take offensive action to enforce it. the president's speaking at the white house just a short time ago, said there would be no negotiation and that colonel gadhafi had to cease attacking his own people or pay the consequences. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi do
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
're being honest. i think the u.s. government, because we've got folks there, also knows what's going on and need to level with us too. >> how much longer can or should the situation go on before engineers at this plant possibly give up the battle? >> i think we can't afford to give up the battle. that's the problem here. this is the cost of nuclear power. we've got to keep trying to bring this under control, because what's already a catastrophe could get even worse now. >> a new report released today, damon, shows one of the reactors may be releasing mox fuel. explain mox fuel, and does that make the situation more dire? >> it absolutely does. what's happened last august or september the japanese began a controversial experiment of using a mixed plutonium fuel in this reactor, unit number three, where we've had one of the explosions, and this is making it more dangerous to operate the reactor. if there were radioactive releases from the reactor, which we believe there are, it could make those releases far more dangerous. and it should be noted that this program of using that mox fuel
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
at a nuclear reactor raises fears the disaster in the pacific is only just beginning. the u.s. navy exposed to radiation as far as 100 miles offshore. how many lives are at risk? and can a catastrophic nuclear meltdown be cob takened? we're live on the scene as america and the world respond. >>> plus -- retreat. forces loyal to moammw moammar gadhafi push rebels back in the desert. >>> what can the actor mel gibson learn from the people of japan? the special comment coming up. >>> it's hard to believe, but with each passing hour the situation in japan is becoming more dire and dangerous. and today, this. another explosion rips through a nuclear containment building and this, the safety system at a third nuclear reactor within the stricken fukushima plant breaking down. the reactor's fuel rods exposed for more than two hours. and officials seem unable to determine just how much water remains, as they seek to prevent a full-scale meltdown. beyond the dangers surrounding nuclear plant, there's widespread suffering from sendai to tokyo. millions are facing a mull tide of challenge. officials st
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 3:00pm EDT
situation. energy secretary steven chu does say he doesn't believe anyone in the u.s. would be in danger of radioactive material, making it all the way there. but there's concern about u.s. forces here now. some crew members, some of the u.s. navy ships, have been given some potassium iodine tablets to try to protect them from harmful effects from being exposed to radiation. >> kristin doll again, thank you very much indeed. >>> as japan races to contain this nuclear disaster, the united states remains committed to helping the stricken nation with a number of naval assets nears by. with alarming levels of radiation spreading with the wind, aid efforts are becoming more complicated. several chopper crews have been exposed to radiation, leaving some aircraft carriers to reposition west of the island. a no-fly zone imposed over the damaged reactors could hinder efforts to either cool them down or close them down, if the situation worsens. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd joins me now from the white house for the latest. >> reporter: we just got a briefing from jay carney, he
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. is the threat to the u.s. and the world growing? murderous attacksing libyan forces answer president obama's address with a new round of attacks on civilians, according to the rebels. >>> and camelot, it's not. the new miniseries on jfk and jackie o., many historians say it's more fiction than fact. we speak to the producer 0 of the series ahead. >>> good afternoon. we begin with the disaster in japan where the prime minister says the country is in a stalts of maximum alert, this as the fukushima crisis worsens. japan officials have said they believe there's been a partial meltdown at three of the plants' six reactors, that's half. now today radioactive water has been discovered in the maintenance tunnel at the plant. in a a spatefrtepha fr l io ocns e nd ncte peltoeer he nnoced 2 etrothor nd, stonrm plonm seepifr the damaged nuclear power plant into the soil outside the facility. plutonium is years. but so far, officials claim the levels found are not harmful to human health. meanwhile, more traces of radiation have been found in the u.s., raising new concerns. today in california one of
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 3:00pm EDT
. thank you very much. >>> now to libya and another day of furious fighting. u.s. navy officials say coalition forces are attacking pro gadhafi troops who have tried to storm populated areas. libyan artillery, mechanized forces and mobile missile sites as well as ammunition supplies are also being targeted. the british say the libyan air force has been destroyed and coalition forces are now flying over the country with impunity. but reports are mixed about the rebels' ability to repel gadhafi's forces in misrata and elsewhere. nbc's jim ma say da joins us live now from tripoli. jim, is this a clear sign the coalition really is stepping up the intensity of their campaign? >> hi, martin. yes, it is a clear sign, and they're stepping up their campaign because they can step up their campaign now. they spent the first four, four and a half days of this operation taking out everything that would prevent them, prevent the airplanes, the nato planes from doing this very thing. they believe that the libyan air defenses as you suggested in your lead now are just about out of commission, which
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 3:00pm EST
secretary robert gates, holding a news conference moments ago, said 400 u.s. marines are aplong tmong the mi assets moving closer to libya. forces are expected to be used for humanitarian needs though military act is not off the table hillary clinton told congress a strong u.s. response in libya is vital. >> in the years ahead libya could become a peaceful democracy or face protracts civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. and this is an unfolding example of using the combined assets of smart power, diplomacy, development, and defense. >> inside libya, rebels repealed an assault from gadhafi forces in three key cities, including the one they hold closest to the capital of libya. nbc's stephanie gosk is reporting from benghazi, one of the areas in the country held by rebel forces. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, martin. >> in simple overall terms, is the country now divided between east and west, and does that mean that the likelihood of a civil war is going up, is increasing? >> reporter: yeah, it definitely is divided. this is about in the eastern
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 3:00pm EST
if the u.s. and nato entered the fight, it would result in "thousands of libyans dead and a hell worse than afghanistan." meanwhile, u.s. warships steamed toward the region entering the suez canal and into the mediterranean all headed to libya. and the battlefield, gadhafi forces attacked the oil refinery town of brega trying to retake the critical port. stephanie gosk is in benghazi with the latest. >> today he struck back at the east for the first time since opposition forces seized this region of libya. the early morning hours, a 50-truck convoy with mounted machine guns lay siege to the town of brega where there is an oil terminal and an air strip. rebel forces fought back and going back and forth in a fierce battle all day long. there have been air strikes as well, an ammunitions depot has been targeted several times. gadhafi spoke himself in tripoli on state tv reeighting some of the things we've been hearing from him that this uprising has been fueled by al qaeda, that he's ready to fight and until the last man and woman. he also said oil facilities in this country are secure and saf
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm EDT
and the u.s. on plans in libya. since that speech is, rebels armed with anti-aircraft guns have been rooted by gadhafi forces firing from thanks and artillery. the question is this. does the coles need to arm the rebels with weapons capable of taking on gadhafi's force ss? speaking to brian williams, the president said he's not ruling it out. >> we're still making an assessment partly about what gadhafi's forces are going to be doing. we're not taking anything off the table at this point. >> nbc's mike viqueira is live at the white house. vick, so the president playing it safe? >> you might say that. the administration has maintained since the beginning of this that the united states security council resolution that is the grounds for all of this military action permits the arming of the rebels. there are obviously a lot of pitfalls here starting with the history of such a practice. you look back in american history terrorist afghanistan with the mujahadin, many of those arms turned against amicfoes gollhe wba go anotr atitidung t '70s and '80s. nicaragua would be another example. fraught
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 3:00pm EDT
, as more politicians and pundits called on president obama to clearly define the u.s. mission in libya. a mission the white house insists should not be called a war. so, so far, the president has kept hisle. if it drops like a bomb, u.s. forces over libyaa are most lie bombed and bombs are generally drop in a war. let's head out to the region and join nbc's jim maceda, live in tripoli. good afternoon, jim. >> reporter: hi, marten. >>> each day we hear about more explosions in and around libya. is fighting get any closing to the capital of tripoli? >> reporter: well, there are two things to watch out for if you're living in the capital of tripoli. obviously, you're watching out for air strikes now. tonight, it is night, again, sixth night since the first night of air strikes, and people here are getting used to the air strike, they tell us, because they've figured out that they happen at night, not during the day. the other thing to watch out for, obviously, which people are worried about, the ground war, fight between pro and falit. they wouldn't admit to you on camera they're afraid t
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 3:00pm EST
, the president laid out white house strategy, part diplomatic, part military, part humanitarian. the latest on u.s. efforts to pressure colonel gadhafi, the libyan leader. >> we will continue to send a clear message, the violence must stop. moammar gadhafi has lost ledge get ma si to lead, and he must leave. those who perpetrate violence against libyan people will be held accountable. >> as for use of force, here's what the president said on that. >> with respect to our willingness to engage militarily, what i've instructed the department of defense, as well as our state department and all of those who are involved in international affairs to examine, is a full range of options. i don't want us hamstrung. >> back in eastern libya, gadhafi forces intensified aerial attacks, hitting the city of brega again. it's the second day of a counterattack against the rebels there. brega being a key port for oil installations. >>> government forces still hold the capital, tripoli, and current gadhafi remains defiant, protected by his forces on the ground. on the western border of libya, though, an evolving hum
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 3:00pm EST
security committee he has no choice but to investigate the signs of islamic radicalization in the u.s. >> this is not an attack on muslims but the fact is the enemy right now is within the muslim community. the small percentage, but it's there. >> king also says moderate muslims are not doing enough to help the u.s. protect itself against threats. nbc's luke russert is here with more. luke? >> reporter: well, martin, this hearing will take place on thursday up on capitol hill, before the homeland security committ committee. it's got a lot of press. yesterday, in times square, 1,000 muslim-americans rallied against it with high-profile celebrity endorsements saying it's a political witch hunt. king is saying, look, you've seen a huge rise in the incidents of american radicalizations against muslims. he feels there's a threat from muslims from within the country of possibly being influenced by outside radical jihadists elements that have local mosque reputation here. on thursday, some of the witnesses he's going to bring forward are family members of folks who have been radicalized, kin
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
levels of radiation. u.s. embassy officials have just issued a warning to u.s. citizens within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate or stay indoors. clearly, this is a crisis that authorities in japan cannot get ahead of. and today, an extraordinary event in that nation's history. the country's emperor akihito made his first ever televised appearance telling his nation he is "deeply concerned about the crisis." president obama is set to meet with officials from u.s. aid to discuss ashl disaster assistance to japan. the first united states marine humanitarian aid assistance team has arrived on the scene. 20,000 bots of water in hand for the people. but with water levels inside those stricken reactors still too low, there are signs that this crisis is going to continue for some time to come. >>> nbc's lee cowan is in tokyo. good morning, lee. >> as i looked at you just before we came on air, the wind was blowing across your hair. that must be disturbing given this plume of radioactive dust in the air, that's in the atmosphere. >> well, it is although it's hard to tell because you're in tokyo
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
a protracted conflict and the issue that must be decided now is if it is, will the u.s. and the nato forces go in, in any way that is from air, not on the ground, to help really on the ground and make a difference? otherwise i think that it's time not to overpromise the poor libyan people who are paying a huge price and being terribly courageous. >> yesterday at his press briefing with the president of mexico, he actually said it's part humanitarian, part military response. he wasn't, i think, overpromising. >> well, there has been talk of the no-fly zone that probably was too soon, because then we heard from the military establishment that it's not terribly welcome. there may be preparations for military strikes. absolutely not an occupation, absolutely not, but a military strike from afar. we don't know if this is going to happen. but the point is the libyans on the ground, like richard engel explained us, under a lot of pressure. this is a slippery slope in libya because we have seen the revolution in tunisia and in egypt much less brutal, much less bloody, if you will, and easier. >> in yo
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
have radicalization with local here within the u.s., but the optics of this type of hearing are all wrong. there are plenty of groups in the country that have committed terrorist acts, right wing militias, timothy mcveigh, talk about the attacks in oklahoma city 16 years ago, it's wrong to say there should be one group of people marginalized and look at. so that is what king has said. that is what his opponents have said. what king wanted to get out today, more than anything, he wanted the responsibility within the muslim community to fall on the moderate voices to speak up more. republicans showed examples of different poster that can be viewed as anti-american displayed in mosques and you heard democrats saying there are plenty of american christian groups that have displays different symbols that can be displayed as anti-american. one democrat said, optics. peter king is satisfied with the hearing today. he believe his did his part to keep america safe. a lot of democrats felt it was un-american. the american public will make that decision. >> luke russert, thanks very much. >>>
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 3:00pm EST
-third of americans are now clinically obese, according to the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention. the consequences are very well known, from high blood pressure to diabetes. but now, a growing body of evidence suggests that those extra pounds may even increase the risk of developing and dying from cancer. the director of the prevention center at the fred hutchinson's cancer research center joinses now. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. >> you said, in a recent interview, that obesity is like the new smoking. what do you mean by that? >> well, obesity increases risk of several cancers. so while smoking rates are going down, obesity rates are going up. overweight is also going up. so both overweight and obesity increase risk for several types of chancer smoking is known to do the majority of dirty work in the form of lung cancer. are the effects of obesity as discriminating, as specific? >> the effects of obesity are going to be very, very widespread because so many people are overweight and obese. two-third of the population is overweight and obese. obesity is a smoking gun becau
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 3:00pm EST
. and in that time, thousands of u.s. forces have lost their lives in battle. today, the top commander in the war, general david petraeus, said things are likely to get worse before they get better. >> there is some concern that there will be sensational attacks that could be indiscriminate in nature. we've seen some in the past month or two, suicide attacks carried out that kill innocent civilians and so forth. so again, that is i think something to be expected in some number. >> a ground breaking new documentary called "hell and back again" features marines in the midst of conflict and then confronting new challenges when they return home. take a look now at some sequences from the film before we meet the man who made it. >> where's it coming from? >> coming on your right. >> on the right. to the right. >> hey. >> to the southeast. >> opening. >> come on. >> get up. >> get down, get down. down, down, down. >> dan von dennis is a freelance photojournalist who covered the wars in iraq and afghanistan since 2006. his film "hell and back again" premiered at this year's sundance film festival where
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